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60 Seconds With Sergio Garcia – Idols and Tour Friends

Many successful athletes can look back and remember who served as a role model in their early careers. These role models or even idols inspired some of the most talented sporting greats to do above all one thing - strive for excellence. Our golf partner, Sergio Garcia, is now "on par" with the golfing legends he grew up idolizing.

Having been taught by his father, who was a golf professional himself, Sergio quickly demonstrated he had a talent for the game of golf. After winning his first amateur championship at only 12 years of age, he became the youngest player at the time to make a cut at a European Tour event at the age of 16. It was at this first tournament that Sergio came face to face with his idols, Severiano Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, both of whom played practice rounds with Sergio and took him under their wing.

These two brilliant golf legends not only influenced Sergio over the years but also served as inspiration and mentors in the moments that mattered. Sergio’s first major title at the Augusta Masters was won on Ballesteros' 60th birthday and Olazabal sent him motivational texts throughout the tournament.

And after securing the win at the Masters, how does it feel now for Sergio to be mentioned in the same breath as his idols? Sergio tells about his feelings in this short clip and also mentions who he now plays practice rounds with.